The Republic of Singapore is located on over 50 islands and covers an area of 719.1 square kilometres and has a population of 5.54 million.
The capital is Singapore. The country's President is Tony Tan Keng Yam.
Singapore's GDP amounts to $291.9 billion, with an annual growth rate of 2 percent. In 2015, Singapore's investment in Russia amounted to $550 million, while Russian investment in Singapore exceeded $2.5 billion.
Singapore and Russia established diplomatic relations on 1 June 1968.
The countries' foreign ministries have maintained regular dialogue. The Russia-Singapore High Level Intergovernmental Commission has been established.
The key practical areas of Russia-Singapore cooperation include energy, transport, agricultural industry, infrastructure development as well as information and communication technologies. Major joint projects include the participation of Changi Airports International Group in the management of airports in the Krasnodar Region, agricultural investment projects that were implemented in Russia by Singapore-based Olam International and the assistance of Jurong International's experts in the creation and development of special economic zones in Russia's regions.
The republic is Southeast Asia's major transport hub and the world's leading smart cards manufacturer. The international Changi Airport is the major aviation hub in Southeast Asia, with passenger flow of over 54.1 million passengers per year. Over 400 marine cargo lines connect Singapore with 607 ports in 128 countries.